July 2008: Iraq War timeline
Look for SN&R’s updated timeline at the beginning of each month.
|7.02.08||The Associated Press reports that a total of 13 service members, not 12 as originally reported, had died as a result of electrocution in Iraq. The company responsible for maintaining electrical equipment in the facilities, KBR, has been ordered to inspect all facilities for possible electrical problems.||4,114||85,722|
|7.04.08||NPR reports that tensions in Anbar province are rising as the U.S. handoff of security to Iraqi forces nears. 4,115 85,753 7.09.08 CNN reports that Iran shelled northern Iraq in the Qandil mountains, an area where Kurdish rebels are believed to be hiding.||4,120||85,895|
|7.14.08||The first Daughters of Iraq, an all-female volunteer security force, graduated from training today. Officials hope the unarmed female security forces will be able to thwart the rise in female suicide bombers.||4,122||85,969|
|7.20.08||Thousands of former British soldiers, lured by wages that amount to roughly $500 per day, are working as security contractors in Iraq.
|7.28.08||A total of 70 civilians were reported killed in Iraq today.||4,125||86,226|
Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count, Reuters, The Associated Press, ABC News, CNN, National Public Radio, The Herald.